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Tag Archives: Collision Safety

5 Ways to Upgrade your Ride

Wheels-Add some new wheels. When modifying your ride the first thing many consumers look to do is upgrade their wheels. This could mean going to a larger rim and tire set up. With websites like Vision Wheel, Fuel Wheels, and Wheel Fire, you can easily choose your vehicle and see what it would look like with a new set up. In addition to his make sure you understand offsets to give you the width and stance you like that will set you apart from the field.  Wrap or Paint-We get calls all the time asking about the price of an all over paint job. The cost to paint an entire car is generally outrageous. Vehicle wraps have become much more popular due to this. Unless you are adding strips or fixing damage paint may not be an option. A wrap offers a significant amount of color and image options that give you a one of a kind look. A fu ... read more

Tell. The. Truth.

One of the pillars of our business is honestly. I may not fix you car, but I will always be honest with you. If you are a good, moral businessman, you will have a CHANCE to succeed. If you are not a good moral businessman, you will have NO CHANCE to succeed (Except in this industry......). This week we had a gentleman come in with a car we had previously worked on. He had it at another shop and they told him it was leaking from a previous repair we had performed (Was in for a coolant leak at the intake manifold). After we raised the car up and inspected it, we noticed numerous oil leaks. It did have a very slight oil leak from a gasket that we had replaced. I could have easily acted like that was not an issue and sold the older gentleman a bunch of work. The scenario is that the car is drive about 500 miles per month. In the inspection we found the vehicle had an oil cooler leaking, oil pan and rear main seal leaking, causing a drip. When I spoke with the gentleman, I told him the repa ... read more

Auto Body Repair Tips

So you were involved in a wreck. You either have a place you can take your vehicle to or you insurance company recommends a shop. Before the repair begins there are a couple of things to be on the lookout for during the repair. When having the vehicle initially inspect most times the insurance company sends out an adjuster to do an appraisal on the vehicle and estimate the repair. This person is actually working for the insurance company and their job is to do two things: 1. Keep the repair cost as low as possible while repairing the car properly. 2. At this point estimate only the visible damage. Both points are equally important. Once the vehicle is torn down through a process called 'Blueprinting' we make an additional estimate called a supplement will be written and additional parts will be ordered to complete the job. This process can take some time so keeping in contact with the insurance company and the repair shop in the beginning is vital in making sure this is ... read more

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